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You Can't Take the Sky From Me

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Scale is something we hear a lot about. The size of the map, how far you can actually go, etc.

When Sean Murray from Hello Games hopped onto the stage at Sony's E3 Presentation, he turned the concept of scale right on it's head.

No Man's Sky's universe, filled with solar systems that are populated with planets - which are, by themselves, populated with flora, fauna, and life all their own - is so incredibly expansive that when Murray started zooming out and explaining the size he outright stated that there's a good chance many of the systems/stars/planets will never be discovered.

That may sound like hyperbole but after seeing the demo, I have to wonder if he's actually correct. Prior to this, I had no real interest in No Man's Sky. It seemed all too theoretical and lacking in real solid footing but now? Absolutely, 100% no question about it, got to play it.

I'll see you 'round the 'Verse.

EDITED TO ADD:
If you've got 30 minutes and want a glimpse into how Hello Games is making No Man's Sky a clown car of solar systems, check this Game Informer video out.

A Savage Outsider. Totally Mad. His Name is Max.

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Here's the "Eye of the Storm" trailer for the upcoming Mad Max game. After hearing the game is 60% Car Combat and 40% on-foot, I'm still a bit dubious as I don't tend to enjoy car games. However, with this license, that look and the possibility of just blowing War Boys to shit, I'm pretty into it.

Who's ready to go mad? (Yeah. I don't really like myself much for that one either).


What's Old is New Again

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Microsoft decided to drop the kid gloves and pick up some older kid gloves at their E3 conference this year. Lots and lots of information but some of the biggest being Backwards Compatibility being implemented on Xbox One for all Preview Program Members TODAY and then going live over Holidays with over 100 titles!!

 

This is absolutely HUGE news. Not only does this expand the library tremendously, it's completely free assuming you own the game! Digital downloads should start showing up in your game library. Game discs will also be supported but unsure when that will occur.

What games are available for backwards compatibility is completely up the developers and publishers. We also learned that both Fallout 4 and Rainbow Six: Siege will come with free copies of their last-gen iterations - Fallout 3 and Rainbow Six: Vegas 1 & 2 - which is an incredible value.

Along with that, we saw Hololens integrated with Minecraft, which led to this incredible piece of footage:

All I can say is if you get a chance to watch these presentations, do so. Bethesda and Microsoft have started this E3 out better than any in recent years.